Jewelry I: Absolute Beginners92nd Street Y »
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1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128 (Map)
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- Class Level: Beginner
- Age Requirements: 18 and older
- Average Class Size: 10
What you'll learn in this jewelry class:This introductory class will teach beginners with the essentials of jewelry making and create a sterling silver ring.
- *Saw blades (2 dozen each minimum) #4/0 - $3.50 per dozen
- *Needle Files #2 cut – set of six, (Metalliferous item #FIL994.00 cut 2, $6.95) (OR a more expensive but better quality #33.906, $23.00)
- *Hand file #2 cut, half-round (Metalliferous item #32.310S $6.95 – STUDENT-GRADE) (OR #FIL120.20 $18.40 BETTER) (OR #31.114 $32.40 BEST)
- *File handle (screw-on style for hand file) - #37.820 $2.65
- *Center Punch, item #47.900 $2.00
- *Scribe (cheapest one), item #GEN085 $2.00
- *Twist Drill Assortment (set of 6), item #20.106, $7.15
- *AA tweezers item, $2.35
- *Solder pick, item #TX1580 $3.95
- *Sandpaper 4-pack (silicone carbide, wet/dry) one sheet each of grits: 220, 320, 400, 600 - $6.00
- *Steel Ruler (6") mm/inches, item #GEN305 $2.35
- *Sheet Metal (price varies according to market)
Copper - 6" x 6" x 18 gauge $6.90 or 20 gauge $5.45
Sterling silver - 1" x 4" x 18 gauge (approx. $36.00)
Most jewelry will be made in sterling silver, copper and brass are accents
- Solder, hard, medium, easy. 1 ft each. - $3.45 each
- Sketchbook or notebook (not from Metalliferous)
- 4” Jeweler’s Saw frame – #SAW314 $16.00
- Split Mandrel for sandpaper (not tapered) - #11.308 $1.30
- Forming pliers (half round & flat) – #PLR498.40 $7.00
- Beeswax - #26.100 $2.15
- Chain nose pliers - #PL650 $8.00
- Side cutters - #PL170 $5.95
- Curved cross locking tweezers - #TWZ741.00 $3.95
- 3 small containers for solder – $2.00 - $5.00
- small paintbrush for flux - $0.35 - $1.95
- Fine point sharpie marker (not from Metalliferous)
- The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight - #BKS682 $15.00
- To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
- To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
- To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
- After that, refunds cannot be granted.
Teacher: Shella RobinsonSee Classes Taught by This Teacher »
Shella Robinson currently teaches Jewelry I, Jewelry II, Independent Study and various workshops at the 92nd St. Y School of the Arts. She is also the Associate Director at a prominent contemporary art gallery in Chelsea. Previously, Robinson taught classes and workshops at the Midtown YWCA, NYC. After graduating with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Robinson earned a MFA in Metals and Jewelry at the State University of NY, New Paltz, where she also taught as an adjunct professor. Various one-of-a-kind pieces of Robinson's have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as Velvet da Vinci Gallery, John Kohler Arts Center and Galerie Marzee.
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School: 92nd Street Y
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